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Frequently Asked Questions

When will applications open?

We are currently fundraising, but are targeting applications opening spring 2023.

What are the barriers to commercializaiton?

LabStart helps reduce friction to commercializing lab technology by helping entrepreneurs overcome structural, policy, and financial barriers.

Who should apply?

Any US citizen who believes they have tenacity, humility, adaptability, and determination to launch a great climate tech company.

What technologies are you commercializing?

All climate technologies! As more cohorts develop, we will have cohorts themed around certain sub-sectors of climate tech.

How long is the program?

The program is typically one-year long where LabStart will be providing fellows with a living stipend, mentorship, and licensing support.

How can other organizations partner?

We are currently looking for funding, industry expertise, and recruitment sources. Reach out at to collaborate.

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